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Links to Good Astronomy Images

Various Collections of Astrophotos:
Hubble Space Telescope
Hubble Space Telescope at Hubblesite.org
Hubble Space Telescope at Spacetelescope.org
NASA
Archive of "Astronomy Picture of the Day" from NASA
European Southern Observatory
Jet Propulsion Laboratorys' Photojournal
National Optical Astronomy Observatory (best images)
National Optical Astronomy Observatory (by category)
Ray Gralak's CCD Image Collection
Anglo-Australian Observatory
Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes
The Subaru Telescope in Hawaii
Sloan Digital Sky Survey
Star Shadows Remote Observatory
New Forest Observatory
at Sky and Telescope
at Facebook.com
by Philip Perkins
by Marco Lorenzi
by Michael Sidonio
by Robert Gendler
by Chris Deforeit
by Russell Croman
by William McLaughlin
by Akira Fujii
by Sven Kohle and Till Credner
by Tony and Daphne Hallas
at Astrojan
by Dean Jacobsen
by Trent Kjell and Mark Jenkins
by the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope
by Stefan Seip
by Al Kelly
by Chuck Vaughn
by Matt BenDaniel
by Bobby Middleton
by Mark de Regt
by George Greaney
by Brian Lula
by Chris Cook
by Bob and Janice Fera
by Johannes Schedler
by Matthew T. Russell
by Andreas Roerig
using Google image search with 'best "astronomical images"' as entry (Caution: some images are drawings)
using Google image search with 'best "astronomy images"' as entry (Caution: some images are drawings)

Messier Objects:
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (by thumbnail image and name)
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (by name)
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (by constellation)
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (by object type)
National Optical Astronomy Observatory (click on "More Messier" to access the 3 other pages of images)
Astrojan (by image; "mouse over" gives name; clicking gives larger image)
by Jim Burnell
Anglo-Australian Observatory
at Wikipedia.com
using Google image search with 'M messier' as entry

By Object Type:

Nebulae:
Using the Hubble Space Telescope (at Hubblesite.org)
Using the Hubble Space Telescope (at SpaceTelescope.org) (page 1; click on "Next" to access the other pages of images)
European Southern Observatory (page 1; click on "NEXT" to access the other pages of images)
National Optical Astronomy Observatory (page 1; click on "More Nebulae" to access the 3 other pages of images)
Diffuse Nebula at National Optical Astronomy Observatory
Planetary Nebula at National Optical Astronomy Observatory
by Russell Croman
Nebula by Chris Deforeit
Emission Nebula at the Anglo-Australian Observatory
Dark Nebula at the Anglo-Australian Observatory
Planetary Nebula at the Anglo-Australian Observatory
Emission Nebula by Bill McLaughlin
Planetary Nebula by Bill McLaughlin
by Robert Gendler
by Loke Tan
by Jason Ware
using Google image search with 'nebula' as entry

Globular Star Clusters:
National Optical Astronomy Observatory
by Russell Croman
by Chris Deforeit
The Two Micron Sky Survey
by Jim Burnell
using Google image search with 'globular star cluster' as entry (Caution: some images are drawings)

Open Star Clusters:
by Russell Croman
by Chris Deforeit
The Two Micron Sky Survey
using Google image search with '"open star cluster"' as entry

Star Clusters (Both Open and Globular):
Using the Hubble Space Telescope (page 1; click on "Next" to access the other pages of images) (contains some non-globular-star-cluster objects also)
European Southern Observatory (page 1; click on "NEXT" to access the other pages of images) (contains some non-globular-star-cluster objects also)
The Anglo-Australian Observatory
by Robert Gendler

Galaxies:
Using the Hubble Space Telescope (at Hubblesite.org)
Using the Hubble Space Telescope (at SpaceTelescope.org) (page 1; click on "Next" to access the other pages of images)
European Southern Observatory (page 1; click on "NEXT" to access the other pages of images)
National Optical Astronomy Observatory (page 1; click on "More Galaxies" to access the 3 other pages of images)
National Optical Astronomy Observatory (Advanced Observing Program)
by Russell Croman
by Chris Deforeit
The Anglo-Australian Observatory
by Bill McLaughlin
by Robert Gendler (nice huge images)
The Two Micron Sky Survey
by Philip Perkins
using Google image search with 'galaxy' as entry (Caution: some images are drawings)
Named Galaxies (at Wikipedia.com)

Sun:
Jupiter Scientific's Virtual Astronomer
Solar and Heliospheric Observatory
NASA's Photojournal
using Google image search with 'sun astronomy' as entry (Caution: some images are drawings)

Planets:
NASA's Photojournal (click on the planet for its images)
using Google image search with 'planet' as entry (Caution: some images are drawings and some are "composite")

Comets:
by Akira Fujii
by Loke Tan
Jupiter Scientific's Virtual Astronomer
using Google image search with 'comet' as entry (Caution: some images are drawings and some are "composite")
Recent comets at SpaceWeather.com (click on "next" for more images)

Aurorae Borealis:
Recent aurorae at SpaceWeather.com (click on "next" for more images)
by Tom Diana
by Paul Wicklund
by Suzanne Ruby
by Dominic Cantin
by Stan Richard
by Sven Kohle and Till Credner
by Jan Curtis
by Rolf Hicker
by Dennis C. Anderson
at a NASA website
at VisitNorway.com (including a video set to music)
using Google image search with 'Aurora Borealis' as entry

For Locating Objects:

Constellations Maps:
by David Haworth
Hawaiian Astronomical Association
International Astronomical Union (scroll down the page to find them)

Sky Maps:
by David Haworth
by John Walker (Generates Clickable Sky Map for an Observable at Any Point on Earth)
Heavens Above (Instructions: Select your location, and click "Update" at the bottom of the page. Go to the skychart page [link is just under Astronomy Heading]. Then, if necessary, enter the time and date at the bottom of the page and click "Update".
Hawaiian Astronomical Association

Milky Way Sky Maps:
by Gill Couto
at MarioValdez.net

Coordinates and Maps for Objects:
Hawaiian Astronomical Association (Messier Objects)
Hawaiian Astronomical Association (100 NGC Objects)
Hawaiian Astronomical Association (Bennett Catalogue)
Hawaiian Astronomical Association (Caldwell Listings)
Hawaiian Astronomical Association (Various Objects)



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